June 24, 2021

Special Guests

ELENA ADELL / ELENA SUÁREZ

CAMPO VIEJO, SPAIN

SHOW RECAP

PODCAST PROGRAM

Uncorked [4:42] Jaime Araujo, Akos Forczek and Ray Isle debate the future of Wine Fairs.
Licensed To Taste [27:31] Tanisha Townsend talks about Southern Italian wines and food, and in the “Wine Minute” about wine ageing in La Rioja.

Have A Drink With Me [36:25] Antoine Abou-Samra has a conversation with Elena Adell and Elena Suàrez on La Rioja, Campo Viejo, their winemaking philosophy, the passage of generations, sustainability and much more.

PLAYLIST

For each show of The Wine Hour, we ask our Special Guest for a music selection. And during the show, we talk about one of the songs.

Here is the music selection of Elena Adell and Elena Suàrez:

  1. El primer día del resto de mi vida – La Oreja de Van Gogh
  2. Everybody needs somebody to love – The Blues Brothers
  3. Entre la espalda y la pared – Fito y Fitipaldis
  4. Mediterráneo – Joan Manuel Serrat
  5. Mi vida sin ti – La oreja de van Gogh
  6. Maria – La Oreja de Van Gogh y Natalia Lafourcade
  7. Cada vez cadáver – Fito y Fitipaldis
  8. Have you ever seen the rain – Creedence Clearwater
  9. Lucía – Serrat
  10. No dejes de soñar – Manuel Carrasco

SELECTED VIDEO CLIP #1

La Oreja De Van Gogh is a Spanish band from Donostia/San Sebastian.

This song, Marià, is so full of emotion. It’s really one of the highlights of the Playlist.

SELECTED VIDEO CLIP #2

Fito & Fitipaldis is a Spanish band from Bilbao.

They didn’t release any albums/songs since their last album “Huyendo conmigo de mí”. This song will definitely get your feet taping. This is really special.

The Wine Talk-Show thats takes you for one hour of discussion, learning and discovery.

WHAT IS THE SHOW ABOUT?

Running every 2 weeks, The Wine Hour is a show on the Wine World. Built around 3 segments, the show offers an entertaining yet insightful approach on wine-related topics and issues. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy it. Though it is broadcast on Zoom, the show is made to be listened to. So grab a glass of wine, sit back, relax and enjoy!

WHO IS THE SHOW FOR?

If you love or are interested in Wine but you are not necessarily an expert, then this show is for you! The main idea is that you can enjoy Wine whatever level of knowledge you have. So, if you are curious and want to discover more about Wine, tune in.

THE THREE SHOW SEGMENTS

UNCORKED

In our first segment, Uncorked, our team of Wine Experts, Jaime Araujo and Akos Forczek, deliver comments on current news from the Wine industry, market and personalities.

LICENSED TO TASTE

In Licensed To Taste, our second segment, Tanisha Townsend will answer your questions on wine as well as give you many useful tips.

HAVE A DRINK WITH ME

In our last segment, Have A Drink With Me, your host, Antoine Abou-Samra, will interview one or more personalities from the World of Wine.

SCHEDULE

The Wine Hour will run every two weeks on Thursday at the following time:
20:30 UK / 12:30 PST / 15:30 EST / 21:30 CET (except otherwise mentioned)

WHERE TO LISTEN

The Live Podcast will be aired on Zoom. Registration is mandatory.

SPECIAL GUESTS, JUNE 24, 8pm UK

ELENA ADELL

ELENA SUÁREZ

Campo Viejo, Spain

ELENA ADELL, CHIEF WINEMAKER

Elena Adell was born in Logroño and has been involved in winemaking since 1985. She started working with Campo Viejo in 1998.

The granddaughter of a grower, she studied Agricultural Science at university, specialising in Viticulture and Oenology. In her own words, “Being a Rioja born Agricultural Scientist, I would inevitably end up with vines and wines”.

She has always worked in Rioja but, simultaneously, has also worked in other Spanish D.O.’s like Rías Baixas, Ribeiro, Ribera del Duero, Navarra, Jumilla, and Valdepeñas. An expert in Rioja, Elena has extensive experience working with the Tempranillo.

Few winemakers can participate in the design of the winery in which they will work, but Elena was involved from the beginning in the design of the current Campo Viejo winery. “This fabulous winery provides me with the ideal platform to continue reinforcing the values ​​that have made Campo Viejo a reference in the world of wine.”

ELENA SUÁREZ, WINEMAKER

Elena Suárez was born in Logroño and has long held a passion for winemaking. This passion led Suárez to obtain a degree in Superior Laboratory Technology, before completing a degree in Oenology at the University of La Rioja in 2017.

In 2017 whilst completing her studies, Suárez joined the Bodegas Campo Viejo team, supporting the Oenology team during the harvest season before joining the team permanently in 2019.

Elena is the reflection of a new winemaking generation in the face of the expert opinion of ElenaAdell. Like her wines, she is full of energy, curiosity, and openness.

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MEET OUR WINE DREAM TEAM!

Jaime Araujo The Wine Hour

JAIME ARAUJO, UNCORKED

Founder and CEO of Trois Noix, Napa Valley.
As a 2nd generation winemaker, Jaime initially spent 24 years in Europe before returning to Napa. Moving to Europe, she didn’t work in Wine directly. Only after a career as a London theatreland actress, and earning her MBA from INSEAD, did she return to the World of Wine. First, she taught the French how to sell their wines. Then upon returning to Napa, she continued carving her own path. She created Trois Noix a wine that she wants to use as a platform for change.

Akos Forczek The Wine Hour

AKOS FORCZEK, UNCORKED

Founder and Chairman of Top Selection Wines and 9elmswines, London.
Akos’s life reads like a John Le Carré novel. Hungarian born under the Soviet occupation, raised in Algeria in the ’70s, and trained as a special force he witnessed the Fall of the Berlin Wall from inside. Then he left for Western Europe and started working in Wine and Spirits. After earning his MBA from INSEAD, he moved to London where he founded Top Selection Wines. Since 2018, Top Selection has been the recipient of the UK Fine Wine Merchant of the Year award given byUK sommeliers. A first.

Tanisha Townsend The Wine Hour

TANISHA TOWNSEND, LICENSED TO TASTE

Chief Wine Officer of Girl Meets Glass, Paris.
Born and raised in South Side Chicago, Tanisha was not predestined to the World of Wine. In fact, she started studying cyber forensic. Then serendipity struck twice. The first time was at a Wine Festival in Washington where she asked all the wrong questions possible (so she can relate if you are new to Wine) but was still fascinated by this beverage. The second time was to move to her dream city of Paris. Going to the “Old World” and fulfilling her Wine dream, she pursues her mission to teach and educate about wine.

The Wine Hour Ray Isle Food & Wine

RAY ISLE, HONORARY MEMBER OF THE WINE DREAM TEAM

Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine Magazine.
Ray Isle is the Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine and the Wine & Spirits Editor for Travel + Leisure. He writes Food & Wine’s monthly “Bottle Service” column, and contributes regular print and online features about wine, spirits, and wine-related travel to both brands. His articles about wine, beer, food and spirits have appeared in a wide range of national publications, he has been nominated three times for a James Beard Award, and has twice won the IACP Award for Narrative Beverage Writing. He speaks regularly on wine at live events and is a frequent guest on national media, having appeared on programs such as Today, CNBC’s On the Money & Squawk Box, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and American Public Media’s “Splendid Table,” among others.

Antoine Abou-Samra The Wine Hour

ANTOINE ABOU-SAMRA, HOST

Founder of A Table For Two.
After a long and diverse career as an entrepreneur, former athlete, radio host, and 3-time CEO, Antoine decided to go back to what he enjoyed most: Food & Wine and Media. He created A Table For Two a multi-format content creation house. Using the thread of Food & Wine, he not only helps the audience discover and understand other cultures but also engages them in related issues such as the Environment, Climate Change, Sustainability, or Diversity.

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